- Shopping centre evacuation
- Toddler's tower block fall: Post mortem results
- Toddler's tower block fall: Community prayers
- Spaghetti Junction to close for weekend
- End of line for greyhound track
- Updates from Friday 22 July 2016
We're back from 08:00 on Monday with more live news, sport, travel and weather.
A new video highlights the dangers of street racing amid a police crackdown.
More than 50 vehicles have been seized at illegal ‘car cruising’ events in the last few months and 200-plus prosecutions secured, West Midlands Police says.
This footage was filmed on Birmingham streets in April this year. The video has no sound.
Raj Kaur Bilkhu
Residents and businesses have been complaining about mounting rubbish in Alum Rock, Birmingham.
Yesterday, we reported residents' complaints that smelly bags had been hanging around “for weeks”. They were picked up this morning.
Wajid Hussain from the Alum Rock Community Forum told me it's been an ongoing issue "for years", claiming refuse collectors did not always "pick up all the rubbish during bin collections”.
But a city council spokesperson says people are misunderstanding the “difference between missed collections and fly-tipping or dumping of trade waste.” Fly-tipping is illegal and is only removed when reported to the council.Copyright: Wajid Hussain
Farmers across the Midlands are experimenting with a new way to grow fruit and veg.Instead of growing strawberries and lettuce in the ground, they are growing them in towers.It's called hydroponic farming and has been developed over six years by a team at the University of Birmingham.One farm at Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire is growing pak choi, while a farm near Tamworth is growing strawberries .
BBC Midlands Today
If you’re still feeling a little lost and confused about what Britain’s decision to Brexit means for you, you aren’t alone.
A month on from the EU Referendum we’re calling in an expert to sort the facts from fiction, looking at what people said would happen and what actually happened and then make a best guess at what is likely to happen as we prepare to leave.
We’ve also been interested in hearing from a range of voices from across the West Midlands to find out how Brexit has affected their daily lives – if at all.
Today on the programme we meet the Sorge family - a French mum and German dad who weren't allowed to vote but were shocked by Brexit - and Sutton Coldfield window cleaner Roger Needle who wants to leave the EU.Copyright: BBC
The 61-year-old, born in Dudley, replaces Roy Hodgson who left after England's Euro 2016 exit to Iceland.Copyright: ReutersQuote Message: For me, it is absolutely the best job in English football. I will do everything I can to help England do well and give our nation the success our fans deserve. Above all, we have to make the people and the whole country proud. from Sam Allardyce Manger of England
BBC Midlands Today
Some isolated mist and fog patches developing by dawn with lows of 14C (57F).
Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke
School children from Germany have been in Staffordshire to visit the graves of German soldiers killed in World War Two.
There are 5,000 men buried at the military cemetery on Cannock Chase.
Pupils from local schools helped the visitors to clean, paint and weed the site as part of a peace project dating back to the 1960s.
Birmingham County FA have announced a day of celebration to launch the Joel Richard's Legacy Fund, in memory of the Worcester sportsman who was killed last year in the terror attack in Sousse, Tunisia.Copyright: Evans family
The 19-year-old was a Walsall supporter, chairman of the Birmingham County FA youth council and involved in grassroots football across Worcestershire.
He was shot alongside his uncle and grandfather (pictured above).
The Joel Richards Legacy Fund will provide a bursary fund for local young coaches, referees and volunteers.
The celebration will take place on the 31 July.
BBC Midlands Today
I'm at a community centre in Hockley where prayers have been said for a toddler who died after falling seven floors from a tower block apartment window.
Workshippers from the Muslim community gathered to pay their respects to the Sudanese family of the 18-month-old girl who died on Monday.
Ryland House, where she fell, is close by.Copyright: BBCCopyright: BBC
Trains are being delayed between Tamworth and Birmingham because the lines are blocked both ways due to a points failure.
It's time for motorists across Birmingham to work out alternative routes - Spaghetti Junction will be shut all weekend from 20:00 tonight.
M6 Junction 6 and the Aston Expressway will not reopen until 06:00 on Monday.
The work is part of a "vital maintenance programme to keep major roads into and out of Birmingham safe and flowing," says Highways England, which has listed details.Copyright: BBC
Birmingham City Council said: "Diversions will be in place, but we strongly recommend drivers consider switching to public transport where possible."
BBC Local Live
A police corden in Smethwick has been lifted after "suspicious items" discovered at a nearby property were declared safe.
West Cross Shopping Centre in Oldbury Road was evacuated and surrounding streets closed when police were called around 11:20. It followed a discovery by an ambulance crew that was treating a patient in a flat.
The roads have been reopened following a search of the property and "no further police action will be taken".
West Midlands Police's incident manager, Ch Insp Sean Phillips, has apologised for the "impact" caused by the evacuation of a Smethwick shopping centre.
"I recognise the impact the evacuation will have on local people and I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused."
The "suspicious items" that led to this morning's evacuation of West Cross Shopping Centre in Smethwick and the closure of surrounding roads were discovered, police say, when an ambulance crew treated a patient at a property near the site.
Police officers were called to the site at around 11.20.
Surrounding roads within 100 metres of evacuated West Cross Shopping Centre in Smethwick have been cordoned off, including Marriott Road, Malin Street, West End Avenue, part of Oldbury Road and Narel Sharpe Close.